Award-winning restaurant, Mango Tree, is launching a monthly Thai Night and promises to showcase all the best that Thai culture has to offer. Starting on Wednesday 18th April to coincide with Thai New Year, Thai Night will have performances from traditional Thai dancers, along with unique cooking demonstrations, exquisite food carving and a specially devised menu for the night.
The menu will demonstrate the different dishes that originate from the four main regions of Thailand, the North, the Northeast, the South and central Thailand. Foods from these regions often differ due to varying climate and traditions.
Delicious starters will include Tom Saab Samunprai, a spicy Northeast style Thai soup with bite-size pork ribs and exotic Thai herbs, Gai Yang Jeerapan, a renowned dish from Southern Thailand, grilled chicken on skewers marinated with spices and served with sweet chilli dipping sauce, as well as a central Thai dish Goong Kra Bueng, crispy crepe stuffed with minced prawns, deep fried and served with plum sauce.
Tempting main courses on the menu are Panang Gae Yang, grilled lamb shank slow cooked in Central Thai style with rich panang curry sauce, Suea Rong Hai, meaning ‘weeping tiger’ is a grilled sirloin of beef marinated in a Northeast style recipe and served with a sweet and spicy dipping sauce and Kuay Tiew Jua Lobster, wok-fried thick rice noodles with lobster tail, egg and mixed vegetables seasoned with white ground pepper, grace the four regions menu.
Variations between the cuisines are evident through a few key factors; northern Thai food consists of more fruit and vegetables than any other region of the country due to the mountainous climate, while Southern cuisine is rich in seafood, as it is surrounded by the Gulf of Thailand and the Pacific Ocean. The Northeast of Thailand favours sticky rice over steamed white jasmine rice which is produced in central Thailand, where renowned dishes such as green curry and tom yum soup originated.
Mango Tree’s Thai Night will take place on the third Wednesday of every month and is for everyone, which is sure to entice both lovers of Thai food and who may have never tried it. For a great night out get a group together and head to Mango Tree for authentic Thai food and entertainment.
Thai Night dates for your diary:
18th April, 16th May, 20th June, 18th July, 15th August, 19th September, 17th October, 21st November